Small Boat Tour of Honey Island Swamp by Beyond the Bayou Tours

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Venture along the Pearl River and deep into the Honey Island Swamp with the expert tour guides at Beyond the Bayou Tours. For 2 whole hours you and your captain will explore some of the most secluded swamplands in all of Southern Louisiana. An undisturbed ecosystem where gators are not normally fed by tour companies, this intimate wildlife viewing experience is one that you will not soon forget. Glide around wide river bends, scope gators and cranes, and admire scenic passages lined with cypress trees and Spanish moss. An entertaining guide will feed your thirst for knowledge with fun facts about wildlife, pirates that smuggled treasure through the swamp, as well as notes about the local life and culture.

Activity Highlights

  • Ecotour of the Pearl River and Honey Island Swamp
  • Observe gators, wild boar, great blue herons, owls, snakes, turtles and more
  • Visit an undisturbed wildlife management area and see raptors and other birds of prey
  • Small flatboat gets you deep into areas not seen on typical tours

What's Included

  • Life jackets
  • Bottled water

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses
  • A camera and sneakers or comfortable sandals
  • Bring water or the drinks of your selection
  • Bug Spray (usually not necessary, but good to have just in case)
  • Light raincoat (if necessary)

Additional information

  • Free parking on-site.
  • Any guests under 16 are legally required to wear a life jacket.
  • Comfortable seating for a maximum of 6.
  • Gratuities not included.
  • It takes 45 mins to get to the tour from downtown New Orleans. The tour itself lasts 2 hours.
  • Birdwatchers will love this tour, there are tons of woodpeckers, raptors and migratory songbirds.
  • No restrooms on the boat.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 48 hours prior to their arrival date and time to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 48 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If the weather is unfavorable, the experience may be rescheduled by the vendor for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 48 hour cancellation period.

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  • Alan J. about 4 months ago

    We didn't want to take a swamp boat tour on an airboat where they have to feed the gators to get them to come out. The airboats are noisy and scare the... Read More on Yelp

  • Christina W. about 4 months ago

    Albert is a great guide for the bayou tour. He is entertaining and very knowledgeable about the bayou. He also has a great eye and spotted snakes and... Read More on Yelp

  • Nettie A. about 5 months ago

    We did the combination swamp tour/ Whitney Plantation. The Whitney plantation is very far away from the swamp tour. The tour guides were very organized... Read More on Yelp

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